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New Machin definitive stamps Recorded Signed For service - 17 November 2009

To satisfy an operational demand at Post Office counters, Royal Mail has produced two new definitive NVI stamps which combine the Recorded Signed For fee (currently 75p) with 1st class basic (39p) and 1st class Large (61p) postage rates.

New Machin definitive stamps for 1srt class recorded service.- New Machin definitive stamp for 1st class Large recorded signed for service.
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Images of actual stamps 
are shown below.

Cylinder block of Recorded Signed For 1st class stamps.  Cylinder block of Recorded Signed For 1st class Large stamps.  Enlargement of security slit in recorded signed for stamp. Cylinder blocks showing the Cylinder
numbers against the penultimate row
and the positional grid on the last row.

Enlargement showig security slit
with 'nick' at top and bottom,
suggesting Type IIa.

The stamps also have a security
overprint but with no hidden codes,
ie the same as the sheet stamps
issued in February 2009.
Recorded Signed For 1st class date block 9/10/09.  Recorded signed for 1st class large date block. Printing dates on first supplies.

Large letter - 21/10/09
Letter - 16/10/09 and 19/10/09
(Friday and Monday)

Technical information

The new definitive stamps will be printed by De La Rue in gravure.   The Large Letter stamp is 33 x 24mm and the basic letter stamp is 24mm x 24mm, ie 4mm wider than the basic stamps in both cases.  

Special postmarks available on the day of issue will be shown here. (These images are not to scale)

Official bureau first day postmark for recorded signed for machin stamps.
Official Windsor first day postmark for recorded signed for definitives.
Official non-pictorial Windsor postmark for recorded signed for definitives.
Postmark showing a leter. Postmark showing Machin head of HM The Queen. Windsor Castle postmark.

Additionally, any postmarks available on this date may also be applied to FDCs
- see Permanent postmarks and Other one-day postmarks
Ref FD639  Official Bureau
First Day of Issue Postmark
Ref FD640  Official Windsor
First Day of Issue Postmark
Ref FD640NP  Official Windsor non-pictorial First Day of Issue Postmark Ref L11558
Recorded Signed For,
Farringdon Road, London EC1
Ref M11564 Recorded Signed For Definitives
Queen Elizabeth Rd, Birmingham
Ref E4680 - Windsor Castle, Royal Mail permanent handstamp

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This page updated 1 December 2009

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